Can apple seeds kill a turkey?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Treefolk, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. Treefolk

    Treefolk Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 22, 2011
    Yesterday the turkeys and chickens were given apples off of a friends tree. Today one of my toms is sitting with his eyes closed, not panting (the other 3 are, its hot) and had a bowl movement that was pure white with mucus and what looks like hints or blood or maybe red apple skin. He just sits, did not eat during feeding and didn't not want to leave the enclosure in the morning.

    Any advice is greatly appreciated, as time seems to be of the utmost importance.
  2. brahmakid11

    brahmakid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 23, 2011
    sitting on the toilet
    sorry about the turkey
  3. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

    Sep 2, 2008
    Esk Qld Australia
    Mine eat apples all the time so i doubt it would be from the apple seed. Maybe he has heat stress.
  4. Evelle

    Evelle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    North Idaho
    Quote:x2 you can see if you can get it (force) some eletrolights and also grab some rubbing alcho. and rub some on his legs top of his head and neck to help cool him down.
    good luck im sorry about your turkey [​IMG]
  5. kittykat01

    kittykat01 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 4, 2011
    Apple seeds only contain tiny amounts of cyanide, so he would have to eat a LOT of apples to have a problem (my chickens eat apples all the time with no ill effects). I would be more worried about what your friend might have sprayed the apple tree with...... Does he/she use pesticides? Were the apples washed?
    I hope your turkey is OK [​IMG]
  6. Treefolk

    Treefolk Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 22, 2011
    Talked to a vet, seems like its coccidiosis and is being treated. His feces has gotten solid, but he still isn't eating, still drinking. Funny 100% organic, 0 drugs up till this point.
  7. nizar

    nizar Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 10, 2011
    Apple seeds don't kill chickens, but they can cause numerous health problems, such as vomiting and diarrhea.
    as I know it could poison human a little not chicken. and apple seed could kill human easily in american novels.

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